Vermont Humanities

Ellen “LN” Bethea: Words in the Woods

Kill Kare State Park 2714 Hathaway Point Rd, St. Albans, VT, United States

Ellen “LN” Bethea has long been inspired by Desmond Tutu’s words- “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” For over 20 years, LN has volunteered locally. Whether reading for library Story Times or setting up tents for art events, each “little bit” is intended to actualize accessibility and build community. LN volunteers in hopes of developing nurturing spaces were creativity and connections thrive. LN has performed as a Spoken Word Poet across Vermont from Morrisville to Brattleboro. She was thrilled to have been chosen by Vermont Arts Council as an “I Am A Vermont Artist 2021.” Sharing her poetry, volunteering in her community and being a part of Vermont Humanities are all meant to celebrate creativity and connection with others through “a little bit of good.”